Krill oil is a natural supplement that has been gaining popularity in recent years. This oil is derived from krill, small crustaceans found in the ocean. Krill oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for your health. Here are some things you need to know about krill oil before you decide if […]
Inside our knees are the largest and most complex sets of joints within the human body. Together, the bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles in our knees provide us with the power to jump, twist, sprint, balance, and more. Two of the ligaments responsible for those abilities are the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral collateral […]
Have you ever wondered whether your back discomfort is originating from somewhere other than your back?
Such is the case for an estimated 15% to 30% of people with chronic low back pain, for whom their primary source of dysfunction is actually the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Often overlooked, this joint can lead to significant impairments if it becomes injured or damaged because we rely on this joint for so much of our day-to-day function.
The joints in the hip and shoulder have a very similar structure. These joints look like a ball and socket where the arm or leg attaches to the torso. The labrum is the soft tissue that covers the socket of the joint. Tears in this area can be caused by injury, degenerative issues, or structural […]
Sprained ankles can happen when you twist or turn your ankle in an awkward or unusual way. This can force the tissue that holds your ankle together beyond its natural range of motion and stretch or tear the ligaments. Common Causes of Ankle Sprains When you have an active lifestyle, there are often risks of issues […]
The knee is one of the larger hinge-type joints in the human body and the largest joint overall. Nevertheless, the knee is also relatively simple in form and function. Conjoining only the thigh, calf, and shin bones and allowing for as much as roughly 130-degrees of flexion, the knee actually relies on several dense ligaments […]
The human shoulder is perhaps one of the most fascinating joints in the body. This joint has a simplistic structure where bones are concerned, a complex setup of soft tissues, and the most range of motion out of all joints. The shoulder can develop a series of problems, however, and shoulder impingement happens to be […]
You may have heard about an injury known as a SLAP tear. This is an injury to the shoulder joint. The acronym SLAP stands for superior labrum anterior posterior. Let’s break this down to understand precisely what it means, and then we’ll look at symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention of SLAP tears. What is […]
Golfer’s elbow (clinically called medial epicondylitis) is an injury to the elbow joint tendons. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but it affects a different part of the elbow. Tennis elbow is an injury on the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is an injury on the inside of the […]
Dislocations happen commonly in ball-and-socket joints. These joints move freely in nearly any direction. The shoulder and hip are the primary ball-and-socket joints in the human body. However, this freedom of movement also leaves them prone to dislocation and subluxation injuries. This happens when the “ball” slips out of place and loses its connection with […]